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Every time i try to turn it on it just clicks. I have my lights and everything. But i dont know where on the starter to hit it
Rap it anywhere on the large casing the starter motor sits in. Have someone try to start it while you stand by engine. Does the click come from the smaller solenoid mounted on the starter? If it does, hit the starter, (not the smaller roundish solenoid) and see if it works. If it does, the starter motor is starting to fail. If nothing happens, the starter will likely need to come off for testing, but first check battery connections for being clean and tight, and check if the big cable on the starter is tightened down. Most parts stores will test starters for free.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Check and clean the battery terminals, just went through this exact same problem myself this week! Google "clean battery terminals" if you have never done this before, pretty easy.
Posted on Nov 16, 2008
have you checked you your spark plugs and your plug wires make sure your getting gas to the engine also
Posted on Nov 08, 2008
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Probably your battery is dead,enough for the lights or your alternator is bad which is what keeps the battery charged. Or your car is out of petrol.
Try to start the car with the lights on...if the lights go dead when you turn the key then the battery has low voltage. Try jump starting the car.
if the lights stay bright and you hear click, the starter is bad. Try hitting the starter with a hammer a few times. If the car turns over, then get at starter. -
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